At Tibet House, Bowie tributes from Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, and the Patti Smith Group

The annual Tibet House benefit concert took place in New York last night, and a number of the great acts assembled there.

Rod Meade Sperry
23 February 2016
Iggy Pop and Sharon Jones are joined onstage by Philip Glass, members of Gogol Bordello, and others at this year’s Tibet House benefit concert.

As recently announced here, the annual Tibet House benefit concert took place in New York last night, and featured a number of the great acts including Iggy Pop, Basia Bulat, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, FKA twigs, Foday Musa Suso, Gogol Bordello, Lavinia Meijer, Sharon Jones, and Philip Glass. Naturally, there was tribute paid to the late David Bowie, who had himself sang at the concert and talked about his connection to Buddhism one year.

Watch video from last night’s show, featuring Iggy Pop singing Bowie’s “Jean Genie” with the Patti Smith Group…:

…and then, with Sharon Jones, “Tonight,” a song Bowie had recorded with Tina Turner:

Rod Meade Sperry. Photo by Megumi Yoshida, 2024

Rod Meade Sperry

Rod Meade Sperry is the editor of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide (published by Lion’s Roar), and the book A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his partner and their tiny pup, Sid.